November 29, 2017

We-Go 2018 Children’s Rating Competition

Chinese Version

Since its establishment in 2016, We-Go Club has gathered a large number of Go lovers who are adhering to the mission of popularizing Go and creating a professional Go playing environment for beginners. For the first time, We-Go will be hosting an Open tournament for all ages. The event will be divided into two major groups: the adult group, and the children’s group. We will set up qualifying competitions for the children category, where winners will be allowed to qualify for the major event competition. The adult category will be an open format, and those who score well will receive prizes and other bonuses. Whether you are an admirer of Go, play go for fun, or just want to learn more about the game, we welcome you all to journey with us on our mission to popularize Go throughout the World!

  1. Date: Sunday, January 6, 2018 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  2. Location: Rim Park (2001 University Ave. E, Waterloo, Ontario N2K 4K4), Second Floor, Program Room – 208
  3. Registration
  1. Certificates: All the certificates are issued by CGA (Canadian Go Association). If grading is successful, an additional fee of $10 will be charged for certificate processing.


  1. Exam Tournament Schedule
Time Schedule
9:00am-10am Registration
10:00 am – 11:00am Round 1
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Round 2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Time
1:00 pm – 2: 00 pm Round 3
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Round 4
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Round 5
4:00pm – 4:30pm Statistical Results
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Rewards Ceremony
  1. Tournament Rule:
  • 5 rounds – Swiss MacMahon Method
  • AGA Rule, 19×19 board, Komi 7.5; 13×13 board, Komi 3.5.
  • Each Game will approximately take 30 to 45 minutes. If an individual game takes too long, a countdown clock will be setup for the game.
  1. Ranking Groups:
Groupings: 25K-21K 20K-16K 15K-11K 10K-6K 5K-3K 2K-1D



win at least 3 games out of 5


win at least 3 games out of 5


win at least 3 games out of 5

win at least 3 games to be 7K, win 4 games to be 5K) win 4 games to be 3K, win 5 games to be 2K) Win 4 games to be 1K, win 5 games to be 1D
Certificates: 20K 15K 10K 7K or 5K 3K or 2K 1K or 1D
  • If you are unsure about your child’s rank, please ask your current Go teacher.
  • 25K – 21K division will use 13×13 board to play.
  • 25K and above players will use 13×13 board to play capturing game (start with a cross shape in the middle, who captures the first 6 stones will win the game). In this division, if a child wins at least 3 games out of 5, then he will get a 25K certificate.
  • If there are not enough players, the Tournament/ Exam Organizer will arrange the pairing manually and post it during the matches.
  • If there are not enough players in the same group, and the participants level differs from each other greatly; a handicap will be decided by the Canadian Go Association and the organizer for the match to be effective.


  1. Basic Tournament Rules
    The participant needs to pay the exam fee in full before the exam starts.
    2. The participant should not quit the exam in the middle of the day. All players need to complete five rounds of matches. If the player gets sick or encounter emergency situations during the tournament and have to leave, the player will not be raised to their proposed level even with enough number of wins.
    3. Players should not talk during the match or do any activities that will disturb the opponent
    4. Players should not comment on other’s games during the match.
    5. Players should listen and follow to the judgment by the judges.

*Most of the informations are collected from Golden Key Go School from

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